counterstamp

transitive verb
coun·​ter·​stamp | \ ¦kau̇ntə(r)+ \

Definition of counterstamp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to stamp or impress (something already stamped or signed) — compare countersign
2a : to countermark (a coin)
b : to stamp (a different coin design or a countermark) onto a coin counterstamp a coin of Heraclius on a coin of Justinian counterstamp a Texan 8-real piece on a Mexican 5-real piece

counterstamp

noun

Definition of counterstamp (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a stamp or impression put upon something (as a check or paper) that has already been stamped
2 : a numismatic countermark

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History and Etymology for counterstamp

Transitive verb

counter- + stamp (verb)

Noun

counter- + stamp (noun)

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“Counterstamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterstamp. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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